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Serna-Chavez, H.M., Kissling, W.D., Veen, L.E., Swenson, N.G. & van Bodegom, P.M. (2018): Spatial scale-dependence of factors driving climate regulation services in the Americas. Global Ecology and Biogeography (in press). [ABSTRACT]


Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Blendinger, P.G., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Muñoz, M.C., Neuschulz, E.-L., Nowak, L., Quitián, M., Saavedra, F., Santilláan, V., Töpfer, T., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2018): Morphological trait matching shapes plant-frugivore networks across the Andes. Ecography (in press). [ABSTRACT]


77. Onstein, R.E., Baker, W.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Faurby, S., Herrera‐Alsina, L., Svenning, J.-C. & Kissling, W.D. (2018): To adapt or go extinct? The fate of megafaunal palm fruits under past global change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180882. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]
76. Heinen, J.H., van Loon, E.E., Hansen, D.M. & Kissling, W.D. (2018): Extinction-driven changes in frugivore communities on oceanic islands. Ecography 41: 1245–1255. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [BLOG] [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

Pellissier, V., Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W.D., Şekercioglu, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2018): Niche packing and expansion account for species richness-productivity relationships in global bird assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 604–615. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., Baumgartner, J.B., Borges, P.A.V., Hengl, T., Kissling, W.D., van Loon, E.E. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2018): A global spatially explicit database of changes in island paleo-area and archipelago configuration during the late Quaternary. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 500–505. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Kissling, W.D., Ahumada, J.A., Bowser, A., Fernandez, M., Fernandez, N., Garcia, E.A., Guralnick, R.P., Isaac, N.J.B., Kelling, S., Los, W., McRae, L., Mihoub, J.-B., Obst, M., Santamaria, M., Skidmore, A.K., Williams, K.J., Agosti, D., Amariles, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bastin, L., De Leo, F., Egloff, W., Elith J., Hobern, D., Martin, D., Pereira, H.M., Pesole, G., Peterseil, J., Saarenmaa, H., Schigel, D., Schmeller, D.S., Segata, N., Turak, E., Uhlir, P.F., Wee, B. & Hardisty, A.R. (2018): Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale. Biological Reviews 93: 600–625. [ABSTRACT]



Navarro, L.M., Fernández, N., Guerra, C., Guralnick, R., Kissling, W.D., Londoño, M.C., Muller-Karger, F., Turak, E., Balvanera, P., Costello, M.J., Delavaud, A., El Serafy, G.Y., Ferrier, S., Geijzendorffer, I., Geller, G.N., Jetz, W., Kim, E.-S., Kim, H., Martin, C.S., McGeoch, M.A., Mwampamba, T.H., Nel, J.L., Nicholson, E., Pettorelli, N., Schaepman, M.E., Skidmore, A., Sousa Pinto, I., Vergara, S., Vihervaara, P., Xu, H., Yahara, T., Gill, M. & Pereira, H.M. (2017): Monitoring biodiversity change through effective global coordination. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 158–169. [ABSTRACT]


Onstein, R.E., Baker, W.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Faurby, S., Svenning, J.-C. & Kissling, W.D. (2017): Frugivory-related traits promote speciation of tropical palms. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 19031911. [ABSTRACT] [DATA & CODE] [PRESS RELEASE] [BLOG]


Schmeller, D.S., Mihoub, J.-B., Bowser, A., Arvanitidis, C., Costello, M.J., Fernandez, M., Geller, G., Hobern, D., Kissling, W.D., Regan, E., Saarenmaa, H., Turak, E., & Isaac, N.J.B. (2017): Towards an operational definition of Essential Biodiversity Variables. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 2967–2972. [ABSTRACT]


Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W.D., Tsirogiannis, C., Fisikopoulos, V., Villéger, S., Sekercioglu, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2017): Biogeographic, environmental and anthropogenic determinants of global patterns in taxonomic and trait turnover in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 1190–1200. [ABSTRACT]


Ilsøe, S.K.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Fjeldså, J., Sandel, B. & Svenning, J.-C. (2017): Global variation in woodpecker species richness shaped by tree availability. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1824–1835. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Foppen, R.P.B. & Bouten, W. (2017): eEcoLiDAR, eScience infrastructure for ecological applications of LiDAR point clouds: reconstructing the 3D ecosystem structure for animals at regional to continental scales. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14939. [ABSTRACT]


Barratt, C.D., Bwong, B.A., Onstein, R.E., Rosauer, D.F., Menegon, M., Doggart, N., Nagel, P., Kissling, W.D. & Loader, S.P. (2017): Environmental correlates of phylogenetic endemism in amphibians and the conservation of refugia in the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa. Diversity and Distributions 23: 875–887. [ABSTRACT] [Featured on front cover]


Kissling, W.D. (2017): Has frugivory influenced the macroecology and diversification of a tropical keystone plant family? Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14944. [ABSTRACT]


Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2017): Functionally specialised birds respond flexibly to seasonal changes in fruit availability. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 800–811. [ABSTRACT]


Irvine, P.J., Kravitz, B., Lawrence, M.G., Gerten, D., Caminade, C., Gosling, S.N., Hendy, E., Kassie, B., Kissling, W.D., Muri, H., Oschlies, A., & Smith, S.J. (2017): Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering. Earth’s Future 5: 93–106. [ABSTRACT] [Incuded in the Special Issue "Crutzen +10: Reflecting upon 10 years of geoengineering research"]


Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Kissling, W.D., Biesmeijer, J.C., WallisDeVries, M.F., Reemer, M. & Carvalheiro, L.G. (2017): Historical changes in the importance of climate and land use as determinants of Dutch pollinator distributions. Journal of Biogeography 44: 696–707. [ABSTRACT]


Cámara-Leret, R., Faurby, S., Macía, M.J., Balslev, H., Göldel, B., Svenning, J.-C., Kissling, W.D., Rønsted, N. & Saslis-Lagoudakis, C.H. (2017): Fundamental species traits explain provisioning services of tropical American palms. Nature Plants 3: 16220. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]




McCormack, C.G., Born, W., Irvine, P.J., Achterberg, E.P., Amano, T., Ardron, J., Foster, P.N., Gattuso, J.-P., Hawkins, S.J., Hendy, E., Kissling, W.D., Lluch-Cota, S.E., Murphy, E.J., Ostle, N., Owens, N.J.P., Perry, R.I., Pörtner, H.O., Scholes, R.J., Schurr, F.M., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Smith, R.K., Smith, S., Thompson, J., Tittensor, D.P., van Kleunen, M., Vivan, C., Vohland, K., Warren, R., Watkinson, A.R., Widdicombe, S., Williamson, P., Woods, E., Blackstock, J.J. & Sutherland, W.J. (2016): Key impacts of climate engineering on biodiversity and ecosystems, with priorities for future research. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 13: 103–128. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Blach-Overgaard, A., Zwaan, R.E. & Wagner, P. (2016): Historical colonization and dispersal limitation supplement climate and topography in shaping species richness of African lizards (Reptilia: Agaminae). Scientific Reports 6: 34014. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Burin, G., Kissling, W.D., Guimarães Jr., P.R., Sekercioglu, Ç.H. & Quental, T.B. (2016): Omnivory in birds is a macroevolutionary sink. Nature Communications 7: 11250. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Kissling, W.D., Carvalheiro, L.G., WallisDeVries, M.F., Franzén, M. & Biesmeijer, J.C. (2016): Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions. Scientific Reports 6: 24451. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Sanín, M.J., Kissling, W.D., Bacon, C.D., Borchsenius, F., Galeano, G., Svenning, J.-C., Olivera, J., Ramírez, R., Trénel, P. & Pintaud, J.-C. (2016): The Neogene rise of the tropical Andes facilitated diversification of wax palms (Ceroxylon: Arecaceae) through geographic colonization and climatic niche separation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 303-317. [ABSTRACT]


Göldel, B., Araujo, A.C., Kissling, W.D. & Svenning, J.-C. (2016): Impacts of large herbivores on the spinescence and abundance of palms in the Brazilian Pantanal. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 465-479. [ABSTRACT]




Göldel, B., Kissling, W.D. & Svenning, J.-C. (2015): Geographic variation and environmental correlates of functional trait distributions in palms (Arecaceae) across the New World. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179: 602–617. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Hardisty, A., García, E.A., Santamaria, M., De Leo, F., Pesole, G., Freyhof, J., Manset, D., Wissel, S., Konijn, J. & Los, W. (2015): Towards global interoperability for supporting biodiversity research on Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs). Biodiversity 16: 99–107. [ABSTRACT]


Eiserhardt, W.L., Borchsenius, F., Sandel. B., Kissling, W.D. & Svenning, J.-C. (2015): Late Cenozoic climate and the phylogenetic structure of regional conifer floras worldwide. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1136–1148. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2015): Animal telemetry: follow the insects. Science 349: 597. [ABSTRACT]


Mello, M.A.R., Rodrigues, F.A., da Fontoura Costa, L., Kissling, W.D., Sekercioglu, C.H., Marquitti, F.M.D. & Kalko, E.K.V. (2015): Keystone species in seed dispersal networks are mainly determined by dietary specialization. Oikos 124: 1031–1039. [ABSTRACT]


Weigelt, P., Kissling, W.D., Kisel, Y., Fritz, S.A., Karger, D.N., Kessler, M., Lehtonen, S., Svenning, J.-C. & Kreft, H. (2015): Global patterns and drivers of phylogenetic structure in island floras. Scientific Reports 5: 12213. [ABSTRACT]


Eskildsen, A., Carvalheiro, L.G., Kissling, W.D., Biesmeijer, J.C., Schweiger, O. & Høye, T.T. (2015): Ecological specialization matters: long-term trends in butterfly species richness and assemblage composition depend on multiple functional traits. Diversity and Distributions 21: 792–802. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Kissling, W.D. (2015): Ecology of climate change: the importance of biotic interactions by Eric Post. The Quarterly Review of Biology 90: 213–214. [ABSTRACT]


Tjørnløv, R.S., Kissling, W.D., Barnagaud, J.-Y., Bøcher, P.K. & Høye, T.T. (2015): Oviposition site selection of an endangered butterfly at local spatial scales. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 377–391. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths" edited by John W. Dover, Nigel A. D. Bourn, Owen T. Lewis, and Tim G. Shreeve]


Kissling, W.D. & Schleuning, M. (2015): Multispecies interactions across trophic levels at macroscales: retrospective and future directions. Ecography 38: 346–357. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Intecol Special Issue "The diversity of diversity studies: retrospectives and future directions" edited by Christopher J. Lortie and Jens-Christian Svenning]


Couvreur, T.L.P.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Condamine, F.L., Svenning, J.-C., Rowe, N.P. & Baker, W.J. (2015): Global diversification of a tropical plant growth form: environmental correlates and historical contingencies in climbing palms. Frontiers in Genetics 5: 452. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "Origin of tropical diversity: from clades to communities" edited by Toby Pennington and James Edward Richardson]




Dupont, Y.L., Trøjelsgaard, K., Hagen, M., Henriksen, M.V., Olesen, J.M., Pedersen, N.M.E. & Kissling, W.D. (2014): Spatial structure of an individual-based plant-pollinator network. Oikos 123: 1301–1310. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Dalby, L., Fløjgaard, C., Lenoir, J., Sandel., B., Sandom, C., Trøjelsgaard, K. & Svenning, J.-C. (2014): Establishing macroecological trait datasets: digitalisation, extrapolation and validation of diet preferences in terrestrial mammals worldwide. Ecology and Evolution 4: 2913–2930. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Kissling, W.D., Pattemore, D.E. & Hagen, M. (2014): Challenges and prospects in the telemetry of insects. Biological Reviews 89: 511–530. [ABSTRACT]


Barnagaud, J.-Y.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Sandel, B., Eiserhardt, W.L., Sekercioglu, C.H., Enquist, B.J., Tsirogiannis, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2014): Ecological traits influence the phylogenetic structure of bird species co-occurrences worldwide. Ecology Letters 17: 811–820. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]


Cabral, J.S., Weigelt, P., Kissling, W.D. & Kreft, H. (2014): Biogeographic, climatic and spatial drivers differentially affect alpha, beta and gamma diversities on oceanic archipelagos. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133246. [ABSTRACT]


Høye, T.T., Eskildsen, A., Hansen, R.R., Bowden, J.J., Schmidt, N.M. & Kissling, W.D. (2014): Phenology of high-arctic butterflies and their floral resources: species-specific responses to climate change. Current Zoology 60: 243–251. [ABSTRACT]




Blach-Overgaard, A., Kissling, W.D., Dransfield, J., Balslev, H. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): Multimillion-year climatic effects on palm species diversity in Africa. Ecology 94: 2426–2435. [ABSTRACT]


Eskildsen, A., le Roux, P.C., Heikkinen, R.K., Høye, T.T., Kissling, W.D., Pöyry, J., Wisz, M.S. & Luoto, M. (2013): Testing species distribution models across space and time: high latitude butterflies and recent warming. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 1293–1303. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2013): Estimating extinction risk under climate change: next-generation models simultaneously incorporate demography, dispersal, and biotic interactions. Frontiers of Biogeography 5: 163–165. [ABSTRACT]


Zhang, J., Kissling, W.D. & He, F. (2013): Local forest structure, climate and human disturbance determine regional distribution of boreal bird species richness in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1131–1142. [ABSTRACT]


Sandom, C., Dalby, L., Fløjgaard, C., Kissling, W.D., Lenoir, J., Sandel, B., Trøjelsgaard, K., Ejrnæs, R. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): Mammal predator and prey species richness are strongly linked at macroscales. Ecology 94: 1112–1122. [ABSTRACT]


Wisz, M.S., Pottier, J., Kissling, W.D., Pellissier, L., Lenoir, J., Damgaard, C.F., Dormann, C.F., Forchhammer, M.C., Grytnes, J.A., Guisan, A., Heikkinen, R., Høye, T.T., Kühn, I., Luoto, M., Maiorano, L., Nilsson, M.-C., Normand, S., Öckinger, E., Schmidt, N.M., Termansen, M., Timmermann, A., Wardle, D.A., Aastrup, P. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): The role of biotic interactions in shaping distributions and realised assemblages of species: implications for species distribution modelling. Biological Reviews 88: 15–30. [ABSTRACT]




Schurr, F.M., Pagel, J., Cabral, J.S., Groeneveld, J., Bykova, O., O'Hara, R.B., Hartig, F., Kissling, W.D., Linder, H.P., Midgley, G.F., Schröder, B., Singer, A. & Zimmermann, N.E. (2012): How to understand species' niches and range dynamics: a demographic research agenda for biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2146–2162. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "The ecological niche as a window to biodiversity" edited by Steve Higgins, Christine Römermann and Bob O’Hara]


Kissling, W.D., Dormann, C.F., Groeneveld, J., Hickler, T., Kühn, I., McInerny, G.J., Montoya, J.M., Römermann, C., Schiffers, K., Schurr, F.M., Singer, A., Svenning, J.-C., Zimmermann, N.E. & O’Hara, R.B. (2012): Towards novel approaches to modelling biotic interactions in multispecies assemblages at large spatial extents. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2163–2178. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "The ecological niche as a window to biodiversity" edited by Steve Higgins, Christine Römermann and Bob O’Hara]


Hagen, M., Kissling, W.D., Rasmussen, C., De Aguiar, M.A.M., Brown, L.E., Carstensen, D.W., Alves-Dos-Santos, I., Dupont, Y.L., Edwards, F.K., Genini, J., Guimarães Jr., P.R., Jenkins, G.B., Jordano, P., Kaiser-Bunbury, C.N., Ledger, M.E., Maia, K.P., Marquitti, F.M.D., Mclaughlin, O., Morellato, L.P.C., O'Gorman, E.J., Trøjelsgaard, K., Tylianakis, J.M., Vidal, M.M., Woodward, G. & Olesen, J.M. (2012): Biodiversity, species interactions and ecological networks in a fragmented world. Advances in Ecological Research 46: 89–210. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Baker, W.J., Balslev, H., Barfod, A.S., Borchsenius, F., Dransfield, J., Govaerts, R. & Svenning, J.-C. (2012): Quaternary and pre-Quaternary historical legacies in the global distribution of a major tropical plant lineage. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 909–921. [ABSTRACT]


Wetzel, F.T., Kissling, W.D., Beissmann, H. & Penn, D.J. (2012): Future climate change driven sea-level rise: secondary consequences from human displacement for island biodiversity. Global Change Biology 18: 2707–2719. [ABSTRACT]

26. Kissling, W.D.*, Eiserhardt, W.L.*, Baker, W.J., Borchsenius, F., Couvreur, T.L.P., Balslev, H. & Svenning, J.-C. (2012): Cenozoic imprints on the phylogenetic structure of palm species assemblages worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: 7379–7384. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]

Kissling, W.D., Sekercioglu, C.H. & Jetz, W. (2012): Bird dietary guild richness across latitudes, environments and biogeographic regions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 328–340. [ABSTRACT]




Eiserhardt, W.L., Svenning, J.-C., Kissling, W.D. & Balslev, H. (2011): Geographical ecology of the palms (Arecaceae) - determinants of diversity and distributions across spatial scales. Annals of Botany 108: 1391–1416. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue: Palm Biology edited by James Tregear, Alain Rival and Jean-Christophe Pintaud]

23. Hagen, M., Wikelski, M. & Kissling, W.D. (2011): Space use of bumblebees (Bombus spp.) revealed by radio-tracking. PLoS ONE 6: e19997. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Field, R., Korntheuer, H., Heyder, U. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2010): Woody plants and the prediction of climate change impacts on bird diversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2035–2045. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Theme Issue 'The effects of climate change on biotic interactions and ecosystem services' compiled and edited by José M. Montoya and Dave Raffaelli]


Qian, H. & Kissling, W.D. (2010): Spatial scale and cross-taxon congruence of terrestrial vertebrate and vascular plant species richness in China. Ecology 91: 1172–1183. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Fernandez, N. & Paruelo, J.M. (2009): Spatial risk assessment of livestock exposure to pumas in Patagonia, Argentina. Ecography 32: 807–817. [ABSTRACT]


Qian, H., Kissling, W.D., Wang, X. & Andrews, P. (2009): Effects of woody plant species richness on mammal species richness in southern Africa. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1685–1697. [ABSTRACT]


Bini, L.M., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Rangel, T.F.L.V.B., Akre, T.S.B., Albaladejo, R.G., Albuquerque, F.S., Aparicio, A., Araújo, M.B., Baselga, A., Beck, J., Bellocq, M.I., Böhning-Gaese, K., Borges, P.A.V., Castro-Parga, I., Chey, V.K., Chown, S.L., de Marco, P., Dobkin, D.S., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Filloy, J., Fleishman, E., Gómez, J.F., Hortal, J., Iverson, J.B., Kerr, J.T., Kissling, W.D., Kitching, I.J., León-Cortés, J.L., Lobo, J.M., Montoya, D., Morales-Castilla, I., Moreno, J.C., Oberdorff, T., Olalla-Tárraga, M.A., Pausas, J.G., Qian, H., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.A., Rueda, M., Ruggiero, A., Sackmann, P., Sanders, N.J., Terribile, L.C., Vetaas, O.R. & Hawkins, B.A. (2009): Coefficient shifts in geographical ecology: an empirical evaluation of spatial and non-spatial regression. Ecography 32: 193–204. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Jetz, W. (2009): The global distribution of frugivory in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 150–162. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Field, R. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008): Spatial patterns of woody plant and bird diversity: functional relationships or environmental effects? Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 327–339. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. & Carl, G. (2008): Spatial autocorrelation and the selection of simultaneous autoregressive models. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 59–71. [ABSTRACT]


Rüger, N., Williams-Linera, G., Kissling, W.D. & Huth, A. (2008): Long-term impacts of fuelwood extraction on a tropical montane cloud forest. Ecosystems 11: 868–881. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Rahbek, C. & K. Böhning-Gaese (2007): Food plant diversity as broad-scale determinant of avian frugivore richness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274: 799–-808. [ABSTRACT]


Dormann, C.F., McPherson, J.M., Araújo, M.B., Bivand, R., Bolliger, J., Carl, G., Davies, R.G., Hirzel, A., Jetz, W., Kissling, W.D., Kühn, I., Ohlemüller, R., Peres-Neto, P.R., Reineking, B., Schröder, B., Schurr, F.M. & Wilson, R. (2007): Methods to account for spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of species distributional data: a review. Ecography 30: 609–628. [ABSTRACT]


Rüger, N., Gutiérrez, Á.G., Kissling, W.D., Armesto, J.J. & Huth, A. (2007): Ecological impacts of different harvesting scenarios for temperate evergreen rain forest in southern Chile – a simulation experiment. Forest Ecology and Management 252: 52–66. [ABSTRACT]




Wiegand, T., Kissling, W.D., Cipriotti, P.A. & M.R. Aguiar (2006): Extending point pattern analysis to objects of finite size and irregular shape. Journal of Ecology 94: 825–837. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M. & J.M. Lord (2006): Agamospermous seed production of the invasive tussock grass Nardus stricta L. (Poaceae) in New Zealand - Evidence from pollination experiments. Flora 201: 144–151. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M., Seddon, P.J., Dickinson, K.J.M. & J.M. Lord (2005): Invasion ecology of the alien tussock grass Nardus stricta (Poaceae) at Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 43: 601–612. [ABSTRACT]


Schreiber, J. & Kissling, W.D. (2005): Factors affecting the breeding success of Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea in a colony at Kaldbaksbotnur, Faroe Islands. Atlantic Seabirds 7: 97–105. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2005): Das Borstgras (Nardus stricta): in Hamburg stark gefährdet, anderswo problematischer Neophyt - das Beispiel Neuseeland. Berichte des Botanischen Vereins zu Hamburg 22: 115–125.




Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M., Seddon, P.J., Dickinson, K.J.M. & J.M. Lord (2004): Ecology and distribution of Nardus stricta L. (Poaceae) - an alien invader into New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 29: 1–12. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2004): Effects of time of day and observer position on waterbird counts. Notornis 51: 41–46. [ABSTRACT]




Stowe, C.J., Kissling, W.D., Ohlemüller, R. & J.B. Wilson (2003): Are ecotone properties scale-dependent? A test from a Nothofagus treeline in southern New Zealand. Community Ecology 4: 35–42. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, D. (2001): Siedlungsdichte des Waldwasserläufers Tringa ochropus und GIS-gestützte Bestandsabschätzung im Biosphärenreservat Schorfheide-Chorin. Vogelwelt 122: 1–14.




Kißling, D. (1998): Bemerkungen zum Flugverhalten von Kormoranen Phalacrocorax carbo. Ornithologischer Anzeiger 37: 157–159.